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St. Louis Cardinals Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals host St. Louis on Saturday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 29-20 mark against the 25-24 Cardinals in MLB betting odds action at Nationals Park.

Adam Wainwright gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday; he's 4-3 on the season. The Washington Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Gio Gonzalez, who will be looking to improve on his 3-2 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Washington Nationals as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.8-1.2 win for the Nationals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals bring a 29-20 record to the battle against the 25-24 Cardinals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs St. Louis injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 4-ranked Washington Nationals and the No. 13-rated St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting St. Louis Cardinals rank No. 7 at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with the Washington Nationals No. 19 ranking in that category.

Washington owns the No. 2 defense, allowing 4.14 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis's No. 21-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Nationals, a 6-2 final on Friday in support of J Garcia at Nationals Park.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 9 games
  • St. Louis is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of St. Louis's last 18 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
  • Washington is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Washington, Sunday, May 29th